‘One of the few indisputable masterpieces of post–World War II French cinema...’
Ah... a bold call. Even ignoring the New Wave, there are the films of Melville, Renoir, Franju, Rouch, Kast and Becker.
Then again, not a word about the dreaded alcoholism that haunts saint and sinner, and proves the not entirely convincing destiny of The Country Priest. Jansenists please fill out the pink form and exit to the right.
Personally, I've always had a bit of soft spot for Mouchette.